Friday October 5, 2012
Shoplifter stabs supermarket employee over shampoo and a cap
KUCHING: While trying to apprehend a shoplifter, an employee of a supermarket was stabbed until he fainted.
The 40-year-old suspect from Tabuan Melayu was later subdued by fellow employees who rushed to their colleague Teng Chee Kiong’s aid yesterday.
One of Teng’s colleagues told reporters that the suspect came into the supermarket in Demak Laut at around 4pm.
He picked up eight bottles of shampoo and a cap before making his way out.
Teng, 36, attempted to stop the suspect, who is believed to be intoxicated. The suspect whipped out a knife and stabbed Teng on his left shoulder.
“After he did so, he beat Teng on his head until he fainted. We rushed over to help,” said the victim’s colleague, who declined to be named.
The police were called and a mobile unit arrived at the scene soon after. Teng was rushed to the Sarawak General Hospital but his condition was unknown at press time.
The suspect was brought to the Simpang Tiga police station for questioning before being locked up.
He is being investigated under Section 380 for theft and Section 324 for voluntarily causing harm.